Friday, July 15, 2011

Getting Cricky Blog Hop!

Hi Everyone and welcome to the Getting Cricky with K Andrew Blog Hop!  If you arrived here from Becky's blog, you are in the right place.   If you just happened to stop by to see me today (Thanks!) make sure you go and start at the beginning of the hop so you don't miss a thing!
This month we are supporting our fallen HEROES... We will each be featuring special "Thank You" cards to be delivered during the "Run for the Fallen" in Maine..."Run for the Fallen Maine is an organization dedicated to keeping alive the memory of our military heroes that gave their lives to protect our freedom since September 11, 2001.

On Sunday August 21, 2011 the 4th run to honor our heroes will be held. This is a 65 kilometer event with each kilometer being dedicated to the memory of one of our heroes that lived in Maine, had family from Maine, or had some ties to our home State."

One of our Design Team Sisters, Rebecca of The Crafting Misfit, will be hand-delivering these cards during this very special event... If you would like to help support this cause, there will be an opportunity for you to also make a card for the event.  The organization is also accepting donations for the event. You can find more information about donating by clicking HERE...

I would like to take this opportunity to say Thank You to all of the Military in this fine Country.  If you are a member of the Military, or if you have a child, another family member, or a friend who is-- Thank you for everything that you do!  It is people like you, who make life (as I know it) possible.

A little blog candy for one lucky follower.

Just leave a comment below telling everyone who You would like to thank for making your life a little better. will choose a winner and I will post on Monday.

 Our special Guest Designer for this month's hop is Amy Chomas!!  Amy is the creator and designer of Chomas Creations.  Her family makes her products right here in the USA, and they ship each package out themselves.  Amy's mini gel pens and gel pen holders are the perfect accessory for any Cricut or Silhouette owner!!  She also features a mini marker holder and embossing kit that will take your crafting to new levels!!  To see more of Amy's incredible products, please click on her blinkie below:

Your next stop is Rebecca!
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Julie
    Your card is fabulous. I love that embossing folder. Great job.
    I would like to thank all my family and friends and those I don't know but who have or are serving our wonderful country. I salute you.
    Brenda GCDTM-Sister
    I would be honored if you came to see my blog here

  2. Afer losing my DH, I was lost, my sister came to live with me, thank you dear sister---- and your card creations are wonderful!!

  3. I'm a new follower. Love the card! I want to thank everyone who has served or is serving to protect our freedom!

  4. Your card is so awesome, Julie! I love the fabulous! I would like to thank everyone who has served our great country, both past and present, dead and alive, for keeping the USA home of the free and land of the brave :)


  5. Brenda, what a wonderful job you did on this hop. I love that ribbon. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.
    Hugs :),
    Kathy - Getting Cricky DTM sister

  6. LOVE that card! I might have to scraplift!

  7. Haha I like Lori's comment about scraplifting!

    I would like to that my Mom...I wouldn't be the teacher I am without her.

  8. I like you card. That star embossing folder is one I may need to get! I would like to thank my father for his military service. I'm already a follower. Thanks for the chance to win!

  9. Sorry Julie, don't ask me why I put Brenda on my post, I know you are Julie. I'm so sorry!

  10. Love the card!! I would like to thank my family for taking my daughter and myself in after I left an abusive marriage!! As well I would like to thank God for taking care of me and my daughter through everything and never leaving our sides!!
    sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

  11. Great card. Thank you for sharing. I am grateful to so many people but would like to thanks the soldiers who fight for us everyday. I am eternally grateful.

  12. Want to thank all the people who have served to give us our freedom which is not free by any means. Have Military background in my family. Hubby served during Vietnam war. Like the patriotic cards. I've used the Star embossing folder for 4th of July cards & other Patriotic cards. I'm a new follower of your blog. I've been a follower of Getting Cricky with K Andrew for awhile.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  13. Great card Julie. I really love the CAS look.
    Jess :)
    GCDT Sis
    Please visit me at My Scrap Diary

  14. Julie, your card is superb. I love how Patriotic it is. When you see the Red, White and know it's America.
    I want to thank my wonderful husband for being my best friend. More than anything I want to thank the BRAVE men and women of our INCREDIBLE "AMERICAN" MILITARY...they are AMERICA'S HEROES.
    Thanks to you and all making cards to send our Heroes.
    Dee B

  15. Fabulous card Julie, I really like the embossing folder you used. I'll have to see if my mom has that one and I'll steal (I mean borrow) it from her, hehehe. Hope you have a great weekend!
    ~Hugs~ your DT sister

  16. Great card Julie, Love the colors. There are so many people to thank I would have to go on and on, but I thank God for giving me the Life I have and all the blessing sin it.
    DIANA L.

  17. Absolutely LOVE it Julie--this is just beautiful!

  18. Julie, I just love your card. It just has the perfect message on it. We just cannot thank you military enough for the job they do. My daddy and all of his brothers were US Marines in WWII. My daddy was critically injured on Guam. He is 87 years old and continues to have complications from his injuries. Two of his brothers were in the Korean War where one was a recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor. They are all my heros.

  19. I love the card! I wish I could thank my neighbor Steve. Forty two years ago he gave the ultimate sacrifice while serving in Viet Nam at only 21 years of age.

    I am a follower

  20. I would have to agree with you 100%!!!!! We all need to give thanx to our soldiers!! They have made the ultimate sacrifice!! Love your card!! I am your newest follower!!

  21. Love your card! I would like to thank my husband Jason who was deployed twice while in the Army. He is my hero.

    jennykingham at att dot net

  22. Very nice card! I would like to thank God for helping me day by day. He is always with me! I would also like to thank all the military people who enable me to have the freedom to worship God in this country!

    I am already a follower!

    nanettemt at yahoo dot com

  23. First I am already a follower, and I love your card. My family is full of soldiers, from Navy, Air Force, and Marines. My Grandfather, My Father, My husband, My Uncle, My husband's Father who survived D-Day!. All of them are Heroes to me, along with any man, or woman who has ever served. We as a nation owe all we are as a nation to our men and women in uniform. Thank You, all of you! Hugs, Pam at

  24. love your card! my husband makes my life so much easier! picks up my slack! thanks!

  25. Julie I love your card! It is awesome, are those stars embossed? I love them
    Getting Cricky DTM

  26. ohhh love it!!! love it!! love that blog candy .. i must have that paper!! hahaha


  27. Super duper cute card.

    Precious Hugs

  28. Great card! I love the ribbon :) TFS

  29. Love the embossing and the paper! TFS! I am a new follower and would be honored if you would check out my blog at

  30. Love the card! great embossing! I would have to thank my family for giving me a great foundation for the love of god, and country.

  31. Love the card, it's gorgeous! Have just started to follow you!

    I would like to thank my family, for all of the "stuff". You know, the everyday stuff that families are there for, cups of coffee and pieces of advice that help shape life's journey. I am VERY blessed.


  32. oohh love the card -especially the embossing stars!! I pray for perfect weather on that awesome day in August!!

  33. Great card Julie! I love the star embossed strip in the middle! I like that detail!

  34. Love your Card and love that it's going to such a Great cause. I am so Thankful to God for being with me. My family and I have been going through some really tough times lately and so Thankful to all of the Military Men and Woman for their Service and Sacrifice.Thank you for Sharing your Card. I'm already a follower. :0)
    cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

  35. Hi Julie, wow your card is great!!
    I would say that I would thank my hubby for always being there for when I need a lift on a hard day and my daughter for making my day better with just a smile.

    mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

  36. Sweet card!! I'm a follower now and can't wait to see what's next!

    I couldn't even begin to list all the friends and family members who have served to make my life better. I love them all!

    amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com

  37. Thanks for sharing, I am a new follower. I would like to thank everyone who has ever served, they all made a difference over the years, if not for me...for someone.
    mexicopetshop at hotmaild ot com

  38. Sweet card. I try to follow all of the DT and Kristal. Thanks for a great job and wonderful cause.

  39. Beautiful card. I'd like to thank my brother who served in the army and my grandfather's who served before him, and to all the other men and women who have served and are still serving.

    Smiles Sher

  40. your card is very nice.
    I would like to thank God for giving me my 2 grandchildren, Jaysn and Danielle. They give
    me Joy.
    Dawn RI

  41. Love the card! Very beautiful. I am a new follower. I would love to thank not only the people who serve in the military but also their family at home. It is hard on everyone involved. Personally my mom and my hubby (who has done a tour in Iraq) for making my life wonderful. I couldn't survive without you. They are my heroes Thanks for the chance to win!
    ~~Jen H~~

  42. Great card TFS!!! I would like my parents for being so strict and keeping me on the right track.

    Justina1218 at aim dot com

  43. Beautiful card! I would thank my husband, who has always gone above and beyond anyone else to give me support and encouragement. I'm so blessed to have him!

    cmille8 at gmail dot com

  44. Beautiful card. I would have to thank my husband for being so supportive an understanding of me, especially with my crazy family.

  45. I love your card! You did a great job! I would like to thank all of the women in my family who have always been like a mother to me. Without thier love and support I would not have been able to get where I am today. I would also like to thank my wonderful boyfriend who always encourages me to keep going for my dreams and for being my best friend.


    rlhamm1 at gmail dot com

  46. Hi Julie! Thank you for your kind words! I cannot wait to see what you do with your mini! Hugs! Dina

  47. beautiful! amazing card! love it,~Thank-you love for sharing your creativity with us all :-)

  48. very nice card. tfs. i would like to thank all those who serve and protect us daily.
    littlen44atgmaildot com

  49. Your card is fabulous! I love the embossing folder you used (one of my favorites) and the ribbon. I would like to thank the members of our military for serving our country. And on a more personal note, I would like to thank my husband and son for making everyday sweeter than the last.


  50. Beautiful card and such a great cause!! I would like to thank all the men and women that serve our country and especially my 2 brothers and their wives for so willing doing that for all of us.
    Tfs and have a great day.:)
    stars paper passion at gmail dot com

  51. Great use of all your elements here! Love the ribbon! Love the embossed stars!

  52. Julie, beautiful card -- I love all your 'extras' -- the ribbon, the embossing, the inked edges -- Really wonderful!! :)

    I, too, am so incredibly grateful for all that our military men and women do for us... I cannot imagine the tremendous sacrifice they all make. Thanks for the reminder :)

    Thanks so much for sharing your talent in the "Let's Get Cricky" Blog Hop!! :)

    Your GCDT Sister,
    Amy :) at

  53. Love your card! I would like to thank my parents for always being there for me, and my husband. I would also like to thank all of the people in the military who are risking their lives to keep this country free. TFS and thanks for the chance to win such a fun prize.
    tcsobotka at charter dot net

  54. cute card! i am a new follower! I would like to thank my husband, my son, my father, my grandfather and several uncles who have made my life possible with the freedom that I have in this great country!

  55. Cute card! I am a new follower!

  56. I LOVE this card Julie! It makes such a bold statement! That embossing is fabulous as are the stamps! I left my thanks in another post (yeah, I'm always working backwards) and I'm also not here trying to win anything. Just here to support you ;) This is awesome what you ladies are doing with this hop! I'm going to head over to see how I can help! Have a good night (and nice LO..hehe)!